Manchester United meet Manchester City in the FA Cup final, with talk of the ‘treble’ dominating the show at Wembley.
City have the Premier League title in their pockets and now meet rivals United in the FA Cup final and Inter in the Champions League final on back-to-back weekends.
Pep Guardiola’s side are trying to match United’s treble, famously achieved in the 1999 season – the only time the treble was won in England.
Erik ten Hags United already have the Carabao Cup in their trophy room and the chance to beat City in the first-ever all-Manchester FA Cup final is the motivation they need.
Here you will find everything you need to know.
When does the FA Cup Final take place and what time does it start?
The 2022/23 FA Cup Final takes place on Saturday 3 June 2023 at Wembley Stadium. Kick-off is at 3:00 p.m.
where can i see it
The FA Cup final is free-to-air, allowing viewers to watch it on BBC 1, ITV 1 and STV. For those wishing to stream the game it will be viewable on the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer, ITVX and STV Player.
Pep Guardiola has allayed concerns about the fitness of some key Manchester City players ahead of the FA Cup final. Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Manuel Akanji all missed the final Premier League game of the season at Brentford last week but those players have all since returned to training and are expected to be back for the final at Wembley battle .
Guardiola has also confirmed second-choice goalkeeper Stefan Ortega will start at Wembley, in line with his usual streak at domestic cup games.
Antony is “unlikely” to be fit for the final due to an ankle injury and will be on the sidelines alongside Anthony Martial, Marcel Sabitzer and Lisandro Martinez. Apart from the substitutes Donny van de Beek and Tom Heaton, everyone else is available.
Manchester City: Ortega, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Stones, Rodri, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelof, Shaw, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes, Sancho, Garnacho, Rashford
Pep Guardiola’s team is obviously superior to Erik ten Hag’s across the board, but preventing a rival from emulating their own history is a powerful motivator. Perhaps the second stage of the triple application is the one that doesn’t quite go as City had imagined. Man City 1-2 Man United.